ICTSI’s Manila port sets new productivity record
International Container Terminal Services Inc. said its Manila operations hit record productivity for August and September with equipment operators achieving their monthly targets.
The Manila International Container Terminal posted an increase in berth productivity of 22 percent and 13 percent in August and September, respectively.
Christian Gonzalez, ICTSI senior vice president and head of Asia Pacific and MICT, said one of the company’s core strengths is a highly capable manpower.
“It’s really the key to the way we operate all of our terminal concessions worldwide. We start by bringing people in from our headquarters in Manila to jumpstart operations and train the locals who will eventually take over once everything is in place. But at the end, our goal is for each of our terminals to be run by 100 percent local manpower,” Gonzalez said.
“Aside from the technical expertise that we pass on to our subsidiaries, we also teach them hard work and perseverance including leadership and self-improvement skills such as personal financial management. We want our employees to be empowered. Having the right work attitude, combined with the technical know-how, sets our employees apart from the rest of the industry,” he added.